WHO IS JESUS?
ISAIAH 9:6 — For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
ISAIAH 44:6–Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
REVELATION 22:13, 16– I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
God declared through the prophet Isaiah that He is the “first and the last.” Jesus went further with his declaration in Revelation by claiming to be the “Alpha and Omega, first and last, beginning and end.” So, just how many “firsts and lasts” are there? There is only one accurate explanation – Jesus is Almighty God incarnate.
JESUS DIED IN OUR PLACE
God came to us in human form because by doing so, He could bear the consequences of our sins upon Himself. In so doing, He would satisfy the justice of God while opening the door for us to be restored to Him.
MATTHEW 1:21 – She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
JOHN 1:29 – The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
YOU CAN KNOW HIM PERSONALLY
The first chapter of the Gospel of John, God teaches us about Jesus Christ.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth
In the twelfth verse of this passage, we are told that, “all who did receive Him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” We enter into a relationship with God through faith in Jesus. This means that we recognize who He is and that we give up our own selfish ways and accept His ways, because He is God.
To learn more about Jesus, pick up a Bible and read the Gospel of John. Give us a call here at Calvary 360-352-4214. We’d love to encourage you more as you seek to know God.